Buffalo Lake National Wildlife Refuge
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Reviewed May. 17, 2022

The Great Plains

I got there after 5 so the ranger station was closed. I drove in over some one-way dragons teeth spikes in the pavement and a sign that said the park closed at 8 pm and opened again at 8 am. Apparently the one way dragons teeth spikes make that happen. The lake was dry when I was there and it looked like they’d done a controlled burn between the campground and the lakebed- maybe to promote new grass? I was the only person there however and it was like being out on the Great Plains 150 years ago- wind in the grass, stars, coyotes, two owls calling to each other from the trees. From the campground you can see the blinking lights of the wind farms to the east, but that was really the only evidence of the outside world. It was windy, but sublime.

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Siteone of the sites along the road to the west of the lakebed
Month of VisitJune